Florida > Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
Clearwater, FL • Sunday, April 13, 2014 • Course Map
Palm trees, white sand beaches, clear blue water and plenty of flat terrain are on the horizon for runners at the seventh annual running of the Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater Women's Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, which added the 13.1-mile distance for the first time on the Iron Girl series of race events across the U.S. here on Florida's Gulf Coast a few years back.
Part of a series of more than a dozen race events that got its start in 2004, the Iron Girl series features triathlons, 10Ks and 5K races from April through November as well as the Clearwater race, the series' first half marathon event. The series is designed to empower women to take charge of their fitness and offer a competitive outlet for women of all ages, including a team race for the 5K for mother-daughter teams.
Runners in the half marathon will follow a U-shaped point-to-point course that starts on the mainland in Coachman Park and finishes at the beach along Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach, and takes runners on a route that unfolds along the beachfront. While runners won't be running directly on the sand, organizers add, they'll be close enough to see the beaches and the waves rolling in along the shore for much of the race.
More than 3,300 runners crossed the finish line in the half marathon and the 5K race combined at the race's 2013 running, including just over 1,200 runners in the half marathon alone. The half marathon and the 5K are scheduled to start at 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM, respectively, and the 13.1-mile race will feature a course limit time of 4 hours, which means you'll need to keep a pace of just over 18 minutes per mile or faster.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along Florida's Gulf coast, just north of Tampa Bay and roughly 20 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, Clearwater typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in the early spring.
||Day of Race
||Rain: 2.37 in.
||Snow: 0 in.
See the race route map for the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon
7:00 AM - half marathon
7:30 AM - 5K
$85 for the half marathon, if registered by November 30, 2013
$95 between December 1 - 31
$105 between January 1 - April 6, 2014
$125 at the race packet pickup & expo
To reserve your spot in either the 5K or the half marathon at Clearwater's Athleta Iron Girl race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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